Posts tagged "rap"

The Soapbox: Don’t Let Drake’s “Sensitivity” Fool You – He’s Still A Misogynist

Drake’s NiceGuy (TM) persona doesn’t exempt him from being a misogynist.

Carol H. Hood | October 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Dee Barnes On Dr. Dre Beating: “My Life Changed That Night”

The hip-hop journalist has penned an essay for Gawker about being beat up by then NWA member Dr. Dre in 1991, and the incident’s noticeable omission from the film “Straight…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 18, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Meek Mill Is Threatening Drake’s Underpants, Wants To Give Him A Wedgie

In the latest installment of 2 Grown Men Being Petty As Fuck, Meek Mill responded to Drake’s blistering, meme-filled performance at OVO Fest this weekend with a half-hearted freestyle and…

Megan Reynolds | August 5, 2015 - 11:30 am

Drake Roasts Meek Mill With A Series Of Mocking Memes At OVO Fest

Drake Vs. Meek Mill, the lamest yet most entertaining rap beef in recent history, continues! And in the lamest yet most entertaining way possible, with the aid of MEMES. Late…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 4, 2015 - 10:30 am

Meek Mill And Nicki Minaj’s “All Eyes On You” Assures That The Couple Is Fine, Thanks For Asking

Nicki Minaj wants you, your mom, that girl you sit next to at work and your ex-boyfriend to know that she and Meek Mill are 100 percent totally fine and…

Megan Reynolds | June 26, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Watch This Reporter Rap Blackalicious For Her Vocal Prep

Vocal warmups are always super-fun – my favorite goes, “I am a big fig plucker, I pluck mother figs. I am the meanest big fig plucker that ever plucked a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 29, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Zach Sherwin’s Serial Rap Sums Up How We’re All Feeling About The Podcast

Rapping comedian Zach Sherwin released a rap about Serial over the show’s theme song yesterday, just in time for the show’s finale on Thursday. (It’s a great idea — the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 16, 2014 - 11:20 am

An Open Letter To Iggy Azalea Regarding Her Appropriation Of Black Culture While Ignoring The Issues Faced By The Black Community

Dear Iggy Azalea,

I was a Black child of the ’90s who grew up on hip-hop and R&B. Some of my favorite adolescent memories were set to the…

Tiffanie Drayton | December 4, 2014 - 3:00 pm

This Prep School Rap Battle Is What A Hogwarts Freestyle Competition Would Be Like

Everything about this is gold.
Some students from the UK went all “8 Mile” on their prep school campus when an impromptu rap battle commenced, reminding the rest of us…

Katie Oldenburg | October 9, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Rapper/Model Yes Liv Can Releases Song About Not Hooking Up With Jay Z

Where to start with this one? Remember about a year ago, there were rumors that Jay Z had been flirting with a rapper/model who calls herself LIV (she also…

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Life Dream Status: Watch My Interview With “This Is Hot 97″‘s Old Man Ebro & Laura Stylez

There are two things that get me out of bed in the morning: a cup of coffee and Hot 97, New York City’s biggest and best hip hop station. For…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 14, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Kanye West And Future Rap About Their “Trophy Wives” Kim Kardashian And Ciara

In a new song called “I Won,” Kanye West and Future rap about showing off their respective fiancées Kim Kardashian and Ciara, who they repeatedly refer to as “trophies.” The…

Jessica Wakeman | April 8, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Brian Williams And Lester Holt Do Flawless “Cover” Of “Rapper’s Delight” On “The Tonight Show”

Okay, so it’s not a “cover” per se, as the entire song is spliced together from news clips of both anchors, but it doesn’t matter — it’s tight. Especially the part where…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 20, 2014 - 11:00 am

North Carolina Teachers Rap “Ice Ice Baby” To Announce Snow Day

Why didn’t we ever have any teachers this willing to act like total dorks on the Internet? [YouTube]
Meanwhile, a little farther north, a college student learns the…

Jessica Wakeman | February 13, 2014 - 7:45 pm

Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Hip Hop” Version Of “Achy Breaky Heart” Is Literally The Most Terrible Noise To Be Recorded In History

Everything about “Achy Breaky 2″ — the “hip hop” version of “Achy Breaky Heart” by the rapper Buck 22 and Billy Ray Cyrus — is an embarrassment to vibrations we…

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2014 - 11:40 am

The Frilly, High-Waisted Wu-Tang Clan Panties You Never Knew You Needed

Perfect for the girl who loves lacy, retro lingerie as much as she loves ’90s hip hop. [$70, Etsy]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 7, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Dolly Parton Raps Awkwardly On “The Queen Latifah Show”

Dolly Parton is a goddess who can do no wrong. But, um, this clip of her rapping on “The Queen Latifah Show” wearing a blonde Afro wig is cringe-inducingly…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Watch Sandra Bullock Nail “Rapper’s Delight”

Normally I feel a little queasy in my tummy when famous non-rappers try to rap famous rap songs (e.g. Gwyneth Paltrow). But Sandra Bullock was so endearing and funny and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 14, 2013 - 9:30 am

Nicole Richie Enters The Rap Game, World Sighs

Nicole Richie loves rap, but she wants rappers to rap about things she cares about. For her new occasional AOL video series “Candidly Nicole,” Richie visited rapper/producer Ebone Hoodrich, who…

Julie Gerstein | September 5, 2013 - 9:20 am

I Can’t Stop Watching This 1988 Chi Phi Frat Video

Back in 1988, the members of the University of Southern California chapter of Chi Phi Fraternity put together a promotional rap video to attract new members to their fraternity’s ranks.

Julie Gerstein | August 21, 2013 - 10:20 am
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